Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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A116 Canvas HD


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₹ 12,000
Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Black, White
OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2,1 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Primary Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash
Display Size 5.0 inch
Internal Storage 4 GB
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core
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Quick Facts & Price
Announced Jan, 2013
Form Factor Bar
Released Feb, 2013
Box Content Charger, Headset, USB Cable
Shades Black, White
OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2,1 (Jelly Bean)
Languages English
Processor & Sound
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core
Chipset MTK MT6589
Graphics Processor PowerVR SGX544
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Camera Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Video Resolution 720p @ 30fps
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Digital Zoom
Touch Focus
Video Resolution (Front) 640x480
Primary Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom with autofocus and LED flash
Display Colours 16 Million
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Size 5.0 inch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Pixels Per Inch Density 294 ppi
Screen Protection
Display Type IPS LCD
Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Weight 156 gms
Height 144 mm
Width 74 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time Upto 174 hours
Maximum Talktime Upto 5 hours
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
Browser HTML5
Networks 2G + 3G, Dual SIM
Data Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 11 Mbps
2G Network GSM 900/1800 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Alarm Clock
In-built Torch
Office Applications
SNS Integration
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Ringtones WAV, MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Accelerometer Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Review

18 Mar, 13 03:45 PM


Stellar Android Smartphone

Overview of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is essentially a phablet (phone + tablet) and a majority of the general Indian population saw live for the first time on February 14, 2013, which is when it hit stores across India. With its speedy quad core processor and excellent display screen, most mobile phone pundits agree it is a good buy as the ‘phablet’ is the up and coming gadget for the year.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Design and Build Quality

Weighing at 168 grams, the A116 Canvas HD is a white touch bar phone with the following dimensions: 144 by 74 by 10.7 millimetres. It is a dual SIM phone with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Media Tek processor.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Micromax A116 Canvas HD

True to its name, this phablet features a 5-inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen boasting of 16.7 million colors for the ultimate visual experience. Apart from that, you can enjoy numerous Android exclusives with its Jelly Bean v4.1.2 operating system.

Telephony and Phonebook

With its spacious memory, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD can store practically unlimited phone numbers, as well as dialled, received and missed calls.

Messaging and Emails

Apart from SMS and MMS, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD can deliver emails and instant messages. It is also capable of social networking communication.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

The A116 Canvas HD has a video player that can process MP4, H.263 and H.264 videos at 30 frames per second.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Music Player and FM Radio

This phablet has a comprehensive music player that can manage MP3, AAC and MIDI files, among many others. It also comes with a FM radio.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Camera and Image Quality

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD boasts of an 8-megapixel rear camera with a vivid resolution of 3264 by 2448. Its front VGA camera, on the other hand, has a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels.

Video Camera and Video Quality

This phablet has a 3GP (HD) video camera with a resolution 1280 by 720 pixels.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Connectivity Options

Data sharing is made possible with the Micromax A116 Canvas HD’s GPRS, v4.0 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB port, Edge and 3G connectivity options.

Organiser and Other Utility Tools

This phone comes with an organiser and vital utility tools such as a calendar and a clock.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Web Browser and Applications

Surfing the net is easy with the A116 Canvas HD’s WAP 2.0/HTML web browser. It also comes with a number of applications, such as Mi Store, Mi Live, Mi Zone+ and Hook-up.

Google Maps and GPS

Micromax A116 Canvas HDs boasts of a global positioning system with A-GPS support.

Distinctive Features of Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with four sensors: a proximity sensor, light sensor, motion sensor, and G-sensor.

Value for Money

At an average retail price of INR 13990 (approx., may vary), the Micromax A116 Canvas HD phablet is a stellar mobile device that is relatively cheap compared to its counterparts.


With the A116 Canvas HD’s long list of features and friendly price, it is a must-buy for people who want to get the best of both worlds (phone plus tablet.) With its varied functionalities, it comes as no surprise why the phablet may just be the next craze.

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